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      06-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #23
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Not everyone here is as much of a dick as Mtek

I think the blacked out clear portion looks pretty good, so do the kidneys for being almost free. I would consider lowering springs or coilovers if you can afford them. Install will run you about 400 including a new alignment. Also maybe consider a set of wheels in the future(most people on this forum are cheapos and go with the 1000 dollar per set replica wheels so you will fit in fine going with a cheap set...just pick one that you like)

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Thanks for the welcoming phrenetiK! I'm going to have to open a new savings account reserved for my car, haha.

MteK may have been harsh in the beginning but thankfully he's been very helpful.
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      06-20-2012, 10:48 AM   #24
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yup...i've had my 1 for 3 months now and dumped about 6000 into her already. >_< stupid car addiction
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Nice car and welcome on the forum afisherunc !

Hope you'll find lots of mods and informations here !

Besides I wouldn't have plastidipped the rear lights ...

Moar pics !
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      06-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #26
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yup...i've had my 1 for 3 months now and dumped about 6000 into her already. >_< stupid car addiction
Wow, I just finished month one. The bug has definitely bitten me!

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Nice car and welcome on the forum afisherunc !

Hope you'll find lots of mods and informations here !

Besides I wouldn't have plastidipped the rear lights ...

Moar pics !
Thanks Fidiman!

I see how my photos are misleading. Actually, I didn't plastidip the tail lights but used a spray tint. Believe it or not I think they look better!

I've been lurking on this forum for the past month and been reading everything I can.
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      06-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #27
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Anyways, welcome to the forum!
Yes, as you can see from my itrader feedback I am a complete dick .
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      06-20-2012, 10:12 PM   #28
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Ordered the GP Thunder H8 Bulbs today. Decided to go with the 7500K.
[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/prod_img/BMW_Angel_Eye_Replacement_Bulb_DC_1210866048.jpg[/IMG]
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      06-21-2012, 12:57 AM   #29
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Ordered the GP Thunder H8 Bulbs today. Decided to go with the 7500K.
[IMG]http://www.**********s.com/prod_img/BMW_Angel_Eye_Replacement_Bulb_DC_1210866048.jpg[/IMG]
Be careful that you install the headlight covers properly and use all the latches. More then one person has failed to do so and ruined the headlights.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668194
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      06-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #30
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All you'll need to do is a bit of wet standing and polishing to make it look perrrfecctt. Looks good though, nice touch with the black stripe at the bottom. Doesn't look tacky at all.
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      06-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #31
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All you'll need to do is a bit of wet standing and polishing to make it look perrrfecctt. Looks good though, nice touch with the black stripe at the bottom. Doesn't look tacky at all.
I appreciate that VMR. Do you think it needs more wet sand/polish? After the scuffs, which can be seen in the earlier photos, I did just that (wet sand + polish) but was worried to go overboard. The last pic of the back of the car is how they currently look. I might have to give it another go!
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      06-23-2012, 10:07 AM   #32
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Be careful that you install the headlight covers properly and use all the latches. More then one person has failed to do so and ruined the headlights.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668194
Thank you for the heads up. That would make for a s***** day Is the solution as simple as making sure everything is back where it belongs and latched correctly? Any other techniques for keeping moisture out during the time the area is open while replacing the bulb?
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      06-23-2012, 07:20 PM   #33
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Welcome to forum! There is going to be MFest in Lewisville, NC on Sept 8th. You should check it out, should be a great time, as well as enjoying beautiful cars. My friend and I will probably be going, we are coming from Charlotte area. Not sure where you are but you may enjoy it. Anyway, congrats on your new car, have fun with it!
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      06-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #34
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These came today:


Comparison (GP Thunder left, Stock bulb right):


GP Thunder exposure corrected:


Kudos to MteK for recommending the bulb replacement. The white light is so much sexier than the stock yellow!

Do these bulbs have a burn in period or are they the same color/output from day 1? I ask because my reef tank uses metal halide bulbs which can take around 100 hours to reach their true color/output.

Finally, please excuse the quality. I blame the camera phone in a parking garage, although it's probably just the photographer.

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Welcome to forum! There is going to be MFest in Lewisville, NC on Sept 8th. You should check it out, should be a great time, as well as enjoying beautiful cars. My friend and I will probably be going, we are coming from Charlotte area. Not sure where you are but you may enjoy it. Anyway, congrats on your new car, have fun with it!
Thank you for the welcoming! I'll definitely look into attending the Lewisville even. Do you have a link to the MFest sign up page?

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Here is the link:

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      07-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #36
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Getting tint put on this Thursday. Took a "before" picture and a couple of others. With a DSLR camera this time, so the quality has improved!

Pre-tint windows



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      07-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #37
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When OEM black kidneys cost $100, why not just buy the real ones? Not liking that rear strip on the LCI lights.
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      07-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #38
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When OEM black kidneys cost $100, why not just buy the real ones? Not liking that rear strip on the LCI lights.
Good question P1et. I had two reasons. The first being that I really enjoy DIY and I had fun making the grills black myself. Second, for me, spending $15 as opposed to $100 for the effect I wanted was worth not having my grills OEM black. I understand how it might not be for everyone, but it was for me!
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      07-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #39
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how was the install of the gp thunders? also, any issues with the adaptive headlights? considering getting them but i'm not the best at diy and i'm not trying to void my warranty either lol.
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      07-09-2012, 06:39 AM   #40
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how was the install of the gp thunders? also, any issues with the adaptive headlights? considering getting them but i'm not the best at diy and i'm not trying to void my warranty either lol.
The install was quite simple and straight forward. There is a video on the forum on how to install new angel eye bulbs (although not using the GP Thunder, it doesn't matter). Good luck!

Here is a good photo of the headlight cover and the clips you need to unhook: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=567137

An install video: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=550517

I have not had a problem with the adaptive headlights, and I do not expect one. I believe it is lights that come with a separate ballast like the Lux's that are causing this problem because the ballast gets in the way, or from not reattaching the headlight cover correctly and allowing moisture to enter. Keep the old bulbs in case something goes wrong you can put them back in.
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      07-09-2012, 07:24 AM   #41
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definitely appreciate the help man, gonna go ahead and order them.
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      07-09-2012, 08:39 AM   #42
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Now I know what my Space Grey would look like with LCI's. Hey man, I'm in Blacksburg, VA which I guess is about 2 hours from you.

Did you get your car at Flow BMW? They were awesome.
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      07-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #43
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Now I know what my Space Grey would look like with LCI's. Hey man, I'm in Blacksburg, VA which I guess is about 2 hours from you.

Did you get your car at Flow BMW? They were awesome.
Yeah, sorry you cannot get the full effect since I covered up the clear part! I'm loving the space grey and how resistant it is to appearing dirty. Definitely a great choice for my taste even though others find it boring.

Looks like VT is about 3 hours away. I make it up to Richmond about once a year to visit family, which actually appears to be even farther away from Blacksburg.

My car is actually from Hendrick BMW. A new dealership recently opened in Charlotte, and both of my parents have BMWs from Hendrick as well.
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I was backed into today by my boss while I was at work





The repairs will be paid for, but I'm disappointed because my rear diffuser has some slight scuffing that I can't imaging is repairable. Barely 3,000 miles and already a major blemish for the age of the car

The bright side is I work with the person and he was very honest and told me about the accident because I was not in the car at the time he backed into me.

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